Flag DV - Free legal advice for individuals affected by domestic abuse
Last updated: 15/01/2024
We understand that leaving an abusive relationship is extremely difficult and that many people need support along the way.
Flag DV is a charity that helps people experiencing domestic abuse or violence from their partners, ex-partners or family members to access specialist advice and support. We do this by signposting people to support organisations and, when they are ready to consider taking legal action, we offer a free legal advice appointment with a volunteer solicitor, legal executive or barrister who specialises in Family Law.
We operate in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire and support anyone over the age of 18 regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.
Service users will usually be offered a telephone appointment for their free legal advice session, however we understand that this may not be accessible for everyone and will try to arrange a convenient face to face appointment as required.
As our solicitors/legal advisors specialise in Family Law the areas typically discussed includes:
- Divorce or separation
- Child custody, residency and arrangements including contact with a child in care
- Advice about the legal aid process and application
- Advice regarding non-molestation orders, occupational orders, forced marriage protection orders (please note this is advice only, we are unable to arrange these orders on your behalf)
- Financial matters such as maintenance, division of assets
- General court proceedings understanding
The solicitors, legal executives or barristers provide their time for free and Flag DV makes no charge for these clinic appointments. They will have knowledge and experience in Family Law including domestic violence or abuse. The advice clinic is designed to help give users of the service clarity on what they can do, and how to do it, so that they can move out of the abuse in a safe way.
Who to contact
- Age Ranges
- Referral required
- Referral Details
You can find our referral form on our website, https://flagdv.org.uk/start-referral/. If are unable to complete a digital form you can call our phoneline Monday-Friday from 11-1 on 01635 015854
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